Thursday, December 1, 2011

Christmas Season Community Events - Part I

As we officially begin the Christmas season, many want to use this time to give back to our community. If you're looking for an opportunity to provide a helping hand or get more involved in a Citrus County charitable organization this Christmas season, we're here to help you with some ideas. Our attorneys and staff are involved with a number of wonderful organizations that provide many opportunities for us all to give back at this joyful time of year. Here are just a few of the upcoming events in Citrus County to give back to our community:

December 3rd - Rotary Club of Crystal River's K-Mart Christmas Shopping
Every December, the Rotary Club of Crystal River teams up with the Crystal River Big K in the Crystal River Mall to provide Citrus County youth the chance to purchase Christmas gifts for their families. Many of the children would not have gifts to open on Christmas morning without this opportunity to purchase them on this charitable day. After shopping, the group also helps the children wrap their gifts. If you would like more information on the Christmas Shopping or would like to learn how you can help, visit the Club's website or give them a call at 352-417-1160. 

All Month - Citrus United Basket Toy Drive
Citrus United Basket provides financial assistance, food and clothing, as well as employment support to local residents in need. For Christmas, they are having a food and toy drive. They are located at 103 N. Mill Ave. in downtown Inverness. For more information call 352-344-2242.

Through December 22 - Spot Family Center Toy Drive
The Spot Family Center is collecting new, unwrapped toys for distribution to needy Citrus County children on December 23 and 24th. There are 8 collection centers throughout the county.They also need volunteers to help wrap gifts at wrapping parties on December 13, 15, 20 and 22. For information on wrapping parties, or toy drop-offs, visit their website.